Sarah Fredriksson, Genovis AB
The fascinating characteristics of superparamagnetic nanoparticles make them interesting in biomedical applications. Today magnetic nanoparticles are used for cell sorting, separation of macromolecules, diagnostics, transfection, hyperthermia, drug delivery and imaging. Genovis have developed a series of different nanoparticles specially designed for protein preparation and cell studies such as RNA interference, gene expression and imaging. The core size and coating of the particles have proven to be critical parameters for each individual application.
It has been an interesting journey for the people behind Genovis, were the mystery of nanoparticle surfaces and the development of a start-up company has involved many challenges and opportunities down the road.